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Trump car tariff threat divides Detroit’s blue and white collars

Blue-collar auto workers are getting behind U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest threat against car imports, but the suits in America’s car capital doubt a crackdown ...
Iranian President Rouhani to attend security summit in China amid nuclear deal doubt

Iranian President Rouhani to attend security summit in China amid nuclear deal doubt

China will host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani next month at a regional summit in a Chinese coastal city, the Foreign Ministry in Beijing said Monday, ...
Damage found in main rotor head bolt linked to fatal GSDF chopper crash in Saga

Damage found in main rotor head bolt linked to fatal GSDF chopper crash in Saga

Damage has been found in a bolt in the main rotor head of the Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter that fatally crashed in Saga Prefecture in ...
Development of beneficial AI holds key to creating a better society: expert

Development of beneficial AI holds key to creating a better society: expert

Whether you love or hate it, artificial intelligence is here to stay.The question is — particularly in Japan, which is facing a severely aging population ...

Tokyo Metro training railway personnel in Philippines

Tokyo Metro Co. has begun helping train railway personnel in the Philippines as part of bilateral government efforts to develop urban rail networks in the ...
Mother of ‘nut rage’ Korean Air heiress questioned over alleged assault of staff

Mother of ‘nut rage’ Korean Air heiress questioned over alleged assault of staff

The scandal engulfing the Korean Air dynasty widened Monday as 69-year-old matriarch Lee Myung-hee faced police questioning over allegations she assaulted employees including household staff ...
Sweeping gene survey unlocks new secrets about evolution

Sweeping gene survey unlocks new secrets about evolution

Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could deliver deep insights into evolution, ...
Aichi hopes to see million participate in September quake drill

Aichi hopes to see million participate in September quake drill

The Aichi Prefectural Government — which has been holding the ShakeOut earthquake drill since fiscal 2013 — plans to draw a million participants to a ...
Lower House politician Kanji Kato defends remark urging newlyweds to have at least three children

Lower House politician Kanji Kato defends remark urging newlyweds to have at least three children

House of Representatives member Kanji Kato on Sunday defended a remark he made earlier this month urging newlyweds to have at least three children.The 72-year-old ...
JAL, ANA seek extensions after China orders foreign airlines to follow Taiwan directive

JAL, ANA seek extensions after China orders foreign airlines to follow Taiwan directive

Most of the foreign airlines that agreed to tweak references to Taiwan to reflect the island as part of mainland China have been given more ...
China vows to boost ‘combat readiness’ after U.S. sails two warships near South China Sea islands

China vows to boost ‘combat readiness’ after U.S. sails two warships near South China Sea islands

China’s Defense Ministry has vowed to bolster its “combat readiness” to defend against what it said was a “serious infringement” of the country’s sovereignty after ...
Senator-led back channel, tweeting ‘Dracula’ behind release of Utah man in Venezuela

Senator-led back channel, tweeting ‘Dracula’ behind release of Utah man in Venezuela

A secret back channel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two ...

NATO should adopt ‘hybrid warfare’ response trigger: special rapporteur

NATO states should modify the alliance’s Article 5 collective defense provision to trigger a response in the event of “hybrid warfare” attacks, a conservative British ...
Supermarkets, gas stations run dry as Brazil trucker strike enters its seventh day over high diesel prices

Supermarkets, gas stations run dry as Brazil trucker strike enters its seventh day over high diesel prices

A strike by Brazilian truckers that has caused shortages at gas stations and supermarkets across Latin America’s biggest country entered a seventh day Sunday with ...
Trump-Kim summit preparation teams to focus on deal to ship North Korean nuclear warheads abroad

Trump-Kim summit preparation teams to focus on deal to ship North Korean nuclear warheads abroad

The United States and North Korea will focus on a proposed shipment overseas of nuclear warheads possessed by Pyongyang when the two sides hold preparatory ...
Sen. Marco Rubio believes supermajority would back bill to keep China’s ZTE from operating in U.S.

Sen. Marco Rubio believes supermajority would back bill to keep China’s ZTE from operating in U.S.

A potential bill to prohibit ZTE Corp. and other Chinese telecommunications companies from operating in the U.S. would have supermajority support in Congress, Republican Sen. ...
WHO engages in ‘ring vaccinations’ as new confirmed Ebola death in Congo brings total to 12

WHO engages in ‘ring vaccinations’ as new confirmed Ebola death in Congo brings total to 12

Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities from the latest outbreak to 12, the country’s ...
Italy wades into political crisis after talks to form populist government falter

Italy wades into political crisis after talks to form populist government falter

Italy could be forced to hold new elections after Giuseppe Conte gave up his bid to form a government following the collapse of talks with ...
Hemi the Lab wins by a nose in explosives-sniffing competition

Hemi the Lab wins by a nose in explosives-sniffing competition

One of America’s best law enforcement officers at sniffing out hidden explosives is 8 years old, already going gray and loves nothing more than chewing ...
Mexican marines arrest wife of major drug kingpin and his key lieutenant, brace for reprisals

Mexican marines arrest wife of major drug kingpin and his key lieutenant, brace for reprisals

Mexican authorities have arrested the wife of the leader of Jalisco New Generation, one of the country’s fiercest drug cartels, as well as a top ...